History and Politics University of Sheffield

Undergraduate

History at Sheffield has all the academic rigour you’d expect from a Russell Group university – the department is ranked third in the UK for research in this discipline (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and you will be involved in research projects right from the start. But what makes our history degrees really stand out is our passion for bringing history to life.

Our history department, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in general, are innovators in the field of public engagement, particularly the use of digital technology to give people access to historical records, texts and research. Our students are closely involved with this work, which is great preparation for a career as an archivist, broadcaster, writer or museum curator.

Our Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the very best in the UK. The Times Good University Guide 2016 puts us in the top five. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world.

When you’re not in seminars, you’ll be able to work on projects such as our New Histories blog and WikiAmerica. There are opportunities to take part in volunteering projects with a history focus. You could go on work placement with a heritage or culture organisation. This emphasis on communicating ideas is why you will find Sheffield history graduates working for organisations such as the Imperial War Museum, the National Archives, BBC Online and the Guardian.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code VL12
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB including an A in History or Classical Civilisation
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in a relevant subject plus B in A Level History
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
60 credits overall in a relevant subject including Distinctions in History units
Scottish Higher AAABB plus grade A in History at Scottish Advanced Highers
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 including D3 in History
Extended Project B plus grades ABB including grade A in History. Extended Projects should be in a relevant subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points including 6 in Higher Level History
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2 including H1 in History
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a relevant subject plus grade A in A Level History
Scottish Advanced Higher A in History, plus grades AAABB in Scottish Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus AA including History or Classical Civilisation

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C of grade 4

Entry requirements should also be read alongside our other Admissions policies at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies

English Baccalaureate policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc

A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive.

Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU